Foodbank art installation to be created on the Flag Market

Posted on - 25th May, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston

The Salvation Army Foodbank in Preston

The Salvation Army Foodbank in Preston

A large-scale artwork highlighting the rising use of foodbanks in Preston and Lancashire is to be made on the city’s Flag Market.

Making A Mark brings together artists and makes from across the city.

Timeperspectiveart is going to reflect the growth in the last seven years of Food Bank usage.

Prestonians are invited to bring along non-perishable food items, tins, to help create the artwork. Donations can be made from Monday 4 June at the Harris or Town Hall, or on the day.

After the event on Saturday 9 June all items donated will be donated to Food Banks in the city.

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Tim Saunders, one of the team behind the event, said: “We hope to create an interaction between local artists and the public.

“This year will be its second year after last year’s positive response from the public.

“It will be bigger with events both in the Harris and on the Flag Market.

“Last year I did a large scale artwork highlighting the homeless need for clothes, with members of the public donating clothes, which were given away on the day.

“This year I am highlighting the massive increase in foodbank usage and need.

“The aim of the artwork is to raise awareness and to collect donations for local foodbanks.”

Read more: What to expect at this year’s Lancashire Encounter Festival

The event will also feature live music and artists working across the Flag Market and Harris.

It will run from 12noon to 4pm and is free to attend.

Making A Mark is part of the Summer Saturdays event put on by Preston City Council with a different event happening each Saturday throughout the summer. The Summer Saturdays are being sponsored by us at Blog Preston.

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